Live WebinarTo see is to understand – The use of intraoral cameras as an aid for individual biofilm control education
28 Jan 2020, 01:00 PM EST (New York)
Mario Rui RDH, PhD
Motivating patients to implement optimal oral hygiene at home is not an easy task. In a free CURADEN webinar on Tuesday, 28 January, dental hygienist and health psychologist Mário Rui will discuss how images and intra-oral cameras are a great aid for educating patients about biofilm.
NEW YORK, U.S.: At the 2019 United Nations General Assembly, a side event, hosted by New York University (NYU) and The Lancet, called for oral health to be integrated into universal health coverage (UHC). Among the main issues raised were the influence of the sugar industry worldwide and the importance of public–private partnership. The event was co-sponsored by the governments of Egypt, Japan and Thailand as well as the World Economic Forum and supported by the Henry Schein Cares Foundation.
BOSTON, U.S.: Effective preventive treatments for dental caries exist; yet caries experience among preschoolers has not changed significantly. Children from socially disadvantaged families are particularly affected by it. For young children, the role of the primary caregiver is especially important in reducing caries risk. Now, researchers at Boston University have taken advantage of a tool that is already part of everyday life: the cellphone. In a recent study, they used text messaging to improve the oral health of children—with promising results.
BERLIN, Germany: This morning, Dentsply Sirona introduced its new grinding and milling unit, CEREC Primemill, at the Global CEREC KOL event in Berlin to about 200 international dental professionals, key opinion leaders and representatives of the press. The company said that the unit is a true game-changer in chairside dentistry, as it will help facilitate and accelerate the fabrication of chairside restorations. For example, the time required to fabricate a zirconia crown has been reduced by more than half.
MILTON, Ontario, Canada: Dental crowns are available in a variety of materials, making it difficult for dentists to decide which material will best restore a tooth that has been broken or worn down. While it has been proved that stainless-steel crowns (SSCs) are highly effective in restoring posterior primary teeth, their efficacy in restoring posterior permanent teeth has not yet been scientifically proved. Now, a recent study has examined the long-term clinical outcomes of using SSCs in a special needs population and confirmed that SSCs are a viable and durable option for the treatment of both types of dentition.
NEW YORK, U.S.: In 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a statement declaring that Candida auris is an emerging fungus that presents a serious global health threat. One of the main reasons that CDC released the statement was because C. auris outbreaks had occurred in health care settings.
In a free Ivoclar Vivadent webinar on Sunday, Feb. 9, Dr. Edward Tam will be speaking about advanced implant prosthetics. Well established and respected in the dental world in both Hong Kong and the U.K., Tam will be bringing a range of new ideas and insights to share with participants.
SYDNEY, Australia: Though recent bouts of rain have brought some much-needed relief to areas of Australia battered by bush-fires in the past few months, dozens of fires still continue to burn across the states of New South Wales and Victoria. To help with recovery efforts in those areas that have been affected, numerous members of the Australian dental community have come together to offer financial aid and other services.
LONDON, UK/WASHINGTON, US: Dental Protection, the world’s leading protection organisation for doctors, dentists and healthcare professionals, has recently surveyed the well-being of dentists in the UK and reported increased levels of burn-out in the profession. Since burn-out may affect the dentist’s behaviour, diminish the quality of work and affect those around him or her, Dental Protection called for dental organisations to establish a corresponding role in which a trained professional would recognise burn-out and offer the necessary support and to include well-being as one of the key performance indicators for dental practices.
WASHINGTON, U.S.: Though it can be stressful at times, a career in the dental industry is often highly sought after owing to the relatively high wages and attractive working hours. It comes as little surprise therefore that an American media company’s recent ranking of professions placed dentist at No. 2 and orthodontist close behind in fourth place.
BALTIMORE, U.S: Scientists investigating the potential health effects of vaping on the human pulmonary system have reported that inhaling vapor from electronic cigarettes was linked to increased odds of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), conditions known to be caused by smoking traditional cigarettes. Additionally, both smoking and vaping were found to increase the odds of developing COPD sixfold compared with people who refrained from using any tobacco products.
DUNEDIN, New Zealand: The need for communication between healthcare professionals has been highlighted in a recent project. In what might be a world first, University of Otago pharmacy and dentistry students have collaborated within a clinic setting in order to improve their training and patient care.
BASEL, Switzerland: The Straumann Group is introducing two organisational changes to support the development of its fast-growing orthodontics and digital businesses and to drive digital transformation across the group. The size, scope, reach, complexity, potential and strategic importance of its orthodontics and digital businesses have increased to the extent that it is necessary to divide them into individual global business units to maintain clarity and focus. At the same time, information technology and data management (ITDM), which relate to almost every activity at the Straumann Group, have also increased in each of these respects.
DARMSTADT, Germany: Dental CAD/CAM software company exocad has announced that it has officially joined BSA | The Software Alliance, the world’s leading compliance and enforcement organisation. By becoming a BSA member, exocad has taken an important step to proactively pursue those who violate the company’s intellectual property rights. Any party who creates, sells or purchases unauthorised exocad software will be held legally responsible and prosecuted.
DUNEDIN, New Zealand: Many of the issues around oral health in New Zealand are related to the cost of care. People at the lower end of the socio-economic scale are often worst affected, and for this reason, University of Otago dental student Jamie Marra and Gore-based dentist Dr Haneen Alaynan organised a free community dental clinic to help patients get their oral health back on track.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., U.S.: During Harvard University’s recent Worldwide Week, researchers at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) drew the participants’ attention to the correlation between environmental health and oral health through the lens of health equity. The team believes that dentistry has a profound impact on our planet’s environmental health, which, in turn, affects oral health. Therefore, it is crucial to correctly manage dental waste.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark: Last year, 3Shape filed a patent infringement suit against Medit Corp., a South Korean company that specialises in 3D measurement and CAD/CAM solutions for dental clinics and laboratories. Now, 3Shape has announced that it has obtained a favourable first instance decision from the internationally highly esteemed Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf, according to which the use of Medit’s intra-oral scanner, Medit i500, is now illegal in Germany.
HATTERSHEIM AM MAIN, Germany: No matter how clean and sterile your dental practice is, contamination during the try-in stage of prosthetic restorations is pretty much guaranteed. Saliva, blood, gingival fluid and even dental plaque can contaminate the bonding surfaces, leading to poorer adhesion of restorations when cemented.